HC Deb 26 June 1981 vol 7 cc210-1W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Prime Minister if she will ensure that revenue accruing from the Scottish sector of the North Sea is earmarked specifically for projects benefiting Scotland.

The Prime Minister

The United Kingdom continental shelf is not divided into sectors which can be attributed to mainland regions. Allocation of resources from a general consolidated fund has, in any case, enabled identifiable public expenditure per head in Scotland to run at some 120 per cent. of that for the United Kingdom as a whole over recent years.